Gyro hang glider

This has to be one of the most weird looking flying machines ever to reach for the skies. This thing looks as if a helicopter met up with a hang glider and humped it like crazy… and then the waited for the result. I wouldn’t have the balls to fly such a thing, but there are some fearless guys out there that don’t mind flying a meat grinder attached to a triangular piece of metal. Don’t really think this gyro hang glider will ever catch on.

Gyro hang glider

Six years of hang gliding at Point of the Mountain, Utah compressed in a few minutes of intense video. To me, this is one of the best hang gliding videos out there. The stuff these guys do is absolutely crazy but seems they have a lot of fun and that’s what flying should be all about… hanging out and having fun with your mates. This is absolutely a must see video, whether you are or aren’t a fan of the hang gliders.

The Point of the Mountain hang gliding

The helicopter in question is an Aerospatiale SA330 Puma. The pilot in question is French and if you have visited this site before, you probably know by now that if the words insane, helicopter, Puma and French are thrown in together it can only mean one thing: somewhere in Chad this French pilot had a very good time while at the same time entertaining the guys on the ground. Lucky guys!!! For the rest of us couch potatoes, well… at least we have one very impressive video with this truly crazy low level pass.

Insane helicopter fly-by

These are probably some of the best low passes ever. And, if it is about low level action, then it’s the French flying their Mirage F1s as crazy as humanly possible over the sands of Chad. Enjoy!

Coolest low level passes ever!

Harrier crazy low pass

This Harrier jumpjet comes in for a high speed low pass. That jetblast must have been really hot… anyway awesome pass!

Harrier crazy low pass

Air Ray

Designed by Festo, the Air Ray represents an evolution in both biotechnology and hybrid airship designs. Modeled on the manta ray, the Air Ray is basically a helium filled balloon with propelled by a beating wing system. Festo says the Air Ray is designed to float in the sea of air in the same way a manta ray swims in the water. The Air Ray demonstrates incredible control due to Festo’s Fin Ray Effect® used to move this crazy airship around.

Air Ray

Check out this amazing little RC aircraft and the crazy things it can do. It looks as if the controller uses his airplane to challenge the laws of physics. Anyway great performance and great skills. This has to be one of the best RC videos out there.

Insane indoor aerobatics

MiG-29 OVT at MAKS 2005

The MiG-29 OVT is a development of the Russian built MiG-29 Fulcrum family of aircraft. Built as a test bed for the RD-133 thrust-vectoring engines, the MiG-29 OVT, also referred to as the Fulcrum-F has been flying for some years now. This technology demonstrator features new fly-by-wire but the most impressive part is the RD-133 engine that features a unique designed round turning nozzles which can provide thrust vector deflection in all direction. The aircraft can perform crazy aerobatic maneuvers and is one of the most maneuverable aircraft in the world today.

MiG-29 OVT at MAKS 2005

The Sukhoi Su-37 NATO codename Flanker-F is a Russian single-seat, all-weather, fighter and ground attack prototype aircraft, derived from the Su-27 Flanker. It featured new thrust vectoring engines that enabled the aircraft to perform crazy maneuvers such as the “Super Cobra” or the “Kulbit”. Check out these incredible maneuvers performed by the Sukhoi Su-37.

Sukhoi Su-37 Flanker-F

This is one very interesting way of launching a glider. During World War II many of these wooden constructions were used to transport men and equipment, towed behind C-47 Dakotas. I don’t think this launch method was widely used since it is a bit extreme and one might argue, somewhat crazy. Anyway, here’s the video of this weird launch.

Launch